Car AC Compressor Replacement Estimate for Kia Spectra

Kia Spectra Car AC Compressor Replacement costs $759 on average. Following is a breakdown of the labor and parts estimates.

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$626 to $944
Labor: $273 -$320
Parts: $353 -$624
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$1068 to 1620
Average Shop price
$766 to 1113
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CarServiceYourMechanic PriceShop/Dealer Price
2004 Kia SpectraL4-1.8LService typeCar AC Compressor ReplacementYourMechanic Price$661.29Shop/Dealer Price$814.69 - $1144.22
2000 Kia SpectraL4-1.8LService typeCar AC Compressor ReplacementYourMechanic Price$749.09Shop/Dealer Price$925.01 - $1324.75
2004 Kia SpectraL4-2.0LService typeCar AC Compressor ReplacementYourMechanic Price$785.38Shop/Dealer Price$969.90 - $1392.56
2003 Kia SpectraL4-1.8LService typeCar AC Compressor ReplacementYourMechanic Price$663.79Shop/Dealer Price$818.29 - $1153.98
2008 Kia SpectraL4-2.0LService typeCar AC Compressor ReplacementYourMechanic Price$954.46Shop/Dealer Price$1181.20 - $1730.63
2007 Kia SpectraL4-2.0LService typeCar AC Compressor ReplacementYourMechanic Price$954.46Shop/Dealer Price$1181.13 - $1730.52
2009 Kia SpectraL4-2.0LService typeCar AC Compressor ReplacementYourMechanic Price$957.58Shop/Dealer Price$1185.40 - $1737.40
2006 Kia SpectraL4-2.0LService typeCar AC Compressor ReplacementYourMechanic Price$785.38Shop/Dealer Price$970.06 - $1392.85
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Peter
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Peter showed up early to beat the heat. Handed over my van keys and he immediately started working. Work completed ahead of schedule. He answered all of my questions. He talked with and showed me future issues that will need to be addressed. He is very knowledgeable and a professional at all times. Will definitely recommend him to friends and family.
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Godwin
19 years of experience
Godwin did a thorough job inspecting the car and pointed out something important about an airbag light that was on, saying that this could be anywhere from a $10 to a $1000 fix. As a result we are going to pass on this car and keep looking. As far as I am concerned Godwin did exactly what we hoped for in terms of catching issues with the car that could have cost us lots of money to fix if we had purchased it.
2008 KIA SPECTRA - PRE-PURCHASE CAR INSPECTION
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Carlos
11 years of experience
The mechanic was polite and professional.
2003 KIA SPECTRA - BRAKE PADS REPLACEMENT (FRONT)
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Allen
31 years of experience
Very pleasant person and on time! Did a great job! A/C is running nice and cold!
2001 KIA OPTIMA - CAR AC COMPRESSOR REPLACEMENT
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All about Car AC Compressor Replacement

An AC system has many components: compressor, condenser, receiver dryer, evaporator, and hoses. The compressor, the “heart” of the car’s air conditioning system works like a pump taking refrigerant, (R-12 in older cars, R-134a in 1995 and newer cars) and pressurizing it, passing it along to the evaporator. The AC compressor has several moving parts (including pistons and valves). These internal parts can fail, causing the AC compressor to stop working. It is common for the internal parts of the compressor to come apart and disperse metallic debris throughout the system. Consequently, it is a requirement to replace the orifice tube and the receiver dryer when replacing the compressor since some of the debris may have ended up there. For an AC compressor to work, it needs a clutch, bearing, and an electrical connector. The clutch is driven by a drive/serpentine belt, which engages the compressor when you switch on the AC. The clutch can burn or the bearing can fail. If the bearing or clutch have failed, it is recommended that the compressor be replaced. Sometimes replacing the entire compressor with a remanufactured one can be cheaper than replacing an individual clutch or bearings. It is also common for the seals in the AC compressor to go bad. The compressor may start leaking refrigerant and/or the AC oil. If the seals no longer hold, you will need a new compressor, as the seals cannot be replaced. A compressor may also fail if there is sludge or debris in the air conditioning system. If there is sludge or debris, the hoses, evaporator, and condenser should be flushed to get rid of the contaminants. When it is not possible to flush the parts, you may need to replace those parts.

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